A shocking video surfaced from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad on Sunday, which showed the unhygienic conditions of the canteen.
The video went viral, as it showed large rats and bandicoots roaming around the food and nibbling bits and pieces from every vessel present.
The canteen, situated near the parking area, is generally used by cab drivers who travel to and from the airport and is also used by some passengers.
The video was posted on Twitter by Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) leader Amjed Ullah Khan.
Khan tagged several people including the police, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister KT Rama Rao.
Responding to a tweet by the official handle of the Cyberabad Police, the RGIA police replied, "Rushed to the spot/canteen and checked the entire canteen and instructed the owner to keep it clean and neat. We also warned him not to repeat it in the future."
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As the video began doing the rounds, RGIA in a response said, "Dear Sir, Immediately after we have received the feedback from you, we took up this matter with all seriousness it warrants. The canteen operator has already initiated actions like heightened pest control and various other measures to improve the hygiene and also certain infrastructural changes to protect the kitchen from pests. Our team will also monitor the kitchen and canteen hygiene on a daily basis. We really appreciate you for bringing this matter to our notice. "
However, the response didn't satisfy everyone, with many stating that the outlet's licence must be cancelled.
"Whose duty it is to inspect the canteen? What are the food safety inspectors doing? Concerned department should have cancelled the licence of that canteen. Mr KTR, do we have enough food safety staff in the department?" one Twitter user asked.